Quotation by Stefan Zweig

The greater part of our best years has been passed for our generation in these two great worldconvulsions. All will be changed after this war, which spends in one month more than nations earned before in years ... there is no more security in our time than in those of the Reformation or the fall of Rome.
Stefan Zweig (18811942), Austrian writer. letter from Petropolis, Feb. 4, 1942, to his first wife, Friderike. Stefan and Friderike Zweig: Their Correspondence 19121942, p. 342, Hastings House (1954).
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